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12:40 PM ET, April 5, 2008


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Mark Steyn / Orange County Register:
Looks like last call for Hillary  —  And it looks like it's gonna be another sleepless night ... “  —  That's Crystal Gayle from the opening of her hit song, “Talking In Your Sleep,” No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts in 1978.  No, hang on a minute, it's Hillary Rodham Clinton's new campaign theme.
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
THE CLINTONS' FAVORITE CHARITY (CORRECTION APPENDED)  —  Yesterday the news was full of accounts of the Clintons' 2000-2006 tax returns.  At the top of the stories reporting the Clintons' total income of $109 million over the past eight years — as in the “deep background” …
Discussion: MSNBC, Hot Air and Fox News
Thomas B. Edsall / The Huffington Post:
What Did Bill Clinton Do To Get $15M From Ron Burkle?  —  The campaign press statement accompanying the release on Friday of Hillary Clinton's 2000 - 2007 tax returns includes some useful summary data for the media: Bill and Hillary Clinton's total income over the past 8 years, $109 million …
Deborah Sontag / New York Times:
Ohio Hospital Contests a Story Clinton Tells  —  Over the last five weeks, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York has featured in her campaign stump speeches the story of a health care horror: an uninsured pregnant woman who lost her baby and died herself after being denied care …
Gail Collins / New York Times:
White Guys Are Back  —  It was probably inevitable.  The historic contest between a woman and an African-American for the presidential nomination is now all about white men.  —  Not that the white male voters asked for this.  They've been uncommitted, supporting Hillary in one contest and Barack in the next.
Carol Nader / The Age:
Call to switch onus on racist offences  —  A STUDY of racial discrimination laws in several Western countries has prompted a call for the Government to toughen Australia's 33-year-old laws.  —  Race Discrimination Commissioner Tom Calma wants the burden of proof in cases of racial discrimination …
Mark Steyn / The Corner:
The Witchpointer-General
Discussion: Daily Pundit
San Francisco Chronicle:
SNOOP DOGG BLASTS OBAMA  —  Hip-hop star Snoop Dogg has launched a scathing attack on U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama, accusing him of gleaning support from the Ku Klux Klan.  —  The rapper, real name Calvin Broadus Jr., insists the Democratic candidate has received funding from the KKK.
Ben Smith / The Politico:
The Democratic veep prospects: A guide  —  Four years ago today, The New York Times reported that an adviser to John Kerry had completed interviews with four contenders for the vice presidential nomination.  —  Today, both Democratic campaigns are laughing off the notion of choosing a running mate …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Washington Times:
Passport official quits amid probes  —  The State Department official in charge of U.S. passport services stepped down yesterday amid investigations into security breaches in the document records and overcharges for blank passports.  —  In the latest blow against the agency …
Discussion: A Blog For All
Damian Kulash Jr / New York Times:
Beware the New New Thing  —  RECENTLY, the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust task force invited me to be the lead witness for its hearing on “net neutrality.”  I've collaborated with the Future of Music Coalition, and my band, OK Go, has been among the first to find real success on the Internet …
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Ukraine and Genocide  —  I find this controversy absolutely fascinating (which is why I will probably write a column about it).  The Ukrainians want to call the organized murder of Ukrainians “genocide.”  The Russians don't.  One of the things I find particularly interesting …
Steve Gutterman / Associated Press:
Russia: 1930s Famine Was Not Genocide
Discussion: Dr. Sanity
Silicon Insider: Should Drudge and Huffington Get Pulitzers?  —  OPINION By MICHAEL S. MALONE  —  Flash!  Here's a breaking item on Wednesday's PR NewsWire from Germany: “According to InfoCom's latest research, newspapers are realizing that the most important part of the word is ‘news’ and not ‘paper.’”
Discussion: Roger Ailes and Romenesko
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
Obama's Quandary  —  Margaret Carlson contends that Barack Obama has made two big errors in his campaign.  One was failing to recognize the impact of Rev. Wright's incendiary language The other was his failure at bowling.  She makes a good case that, in working-class, primarily white suburbs …
Margaret Carlson / Bloomberg:   Obama Throws Gutter Ball, Clinton Plays Pals: Margaret Carlson
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Fernando Suarez / CBS News:
Clinton Chokes Up Recounting Death of MLK
Discussion: CNN, Political Machine and IMAO.US
Andrew Romano / Stumper:
Could Money Woes Eventually Force Clinton from the Race?
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Lawsuit Claim: Students' Lecture Notes Infringe on Professor's Copyright
Sarah Wheaton / New York Times:
McCain Ends Resistance to Secret Service Protection
Suzanne Langlois / The Huffington Post:
The Baghdad Lottery: “He Can't Win, If We Don't Play”
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John Marshall / Associated Press:
Woman Sentenced in Death of Mother-To-Be
Discussion: TalkLeft and On Deadline
Fox News:
McCain Gives Mea Culpa in Memphis Over Vote Against King Holiday
Jane Macartney / Times of London:
Exclusive: Chinese police kill eight after opening fire on monks …
Maura Dolan / Los Angeles Times: can be sued for violating fair housing laws, court rules
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Alex Dowdalls / Daily Mail:
Muslim is spared a speeding ban so he can drive between his two wives
Josh Kraushaar / The Crypt's Blogs:
GOP lands top-tier recruit against Lautenberg
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